Creating maps - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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A map in Security Center is a two-dimensional diagram that helps you visualize the physical locations of your security equipment in a geographical area or a building space. You create maps using the Map designer task.

Before you begin

All maps must be attached to an area in Security Center. The area and its map form a single entity. It is best practice to define your area hierarchy before attaching the maps.

What you should know

A map is composed of a static background image with various information layered on top, called map objects. Security Desk users can control the amount of information they see on a map by showing or hiding any of these layers (map objects).

Maps can be created from the Area view task or the Map designer task. Creating a map from the Area view automatically attaches that map to the selected area.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Area view task.
  2. In the entity tree, select an area for the map.
  3. Click the Identity tab, and click Create map.
    The Map designer task opens.
  4. Select one of the following methods to create your map background.
  5. Configure the default map view and other presets.
  6. Configure the default information to display when someone opens this map.
  7. Click Apply.


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